Example of an Embedded Twitter Feed -- maintainted by WG
Interesting Social Media observation - Dec 2010
"Students are multitaskers who move through websites rapidly, often missing the item they come to find.
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Social Media - Don't Believe the Hype
Study: Most Brands Still Irrelevant on Twitter
More Mobility, Not Less
"Given the competition for talent, technology's relentless advance, cultural trends,
and the increasingly global and decentralized character of organizations, executive
mobility is likely to increase rather than decrease.
Typical Recent Projects:
Socialization doesn't Scale -
Social Media Terms and Buzzwords Deciphered....
IBM slideshow of interest to CIOs
Highlights: "Insightful Visonaries make innovation real."
And the Mobile Internet Space Keeps Growing
"In 2000 the developing countries accounted for around one-quarter of the world's 700m or so mobile phones.
By the beginning of 2009 their
share had grown to three-quarters of a total which by then had risen to over 4 billion" - Jakob Nielson More: the Economist
Mobile Internet - Fall 2009
"The Web emphasizes connections, sharing and community, enabling a further advance in the evolution of homo sapiens as a social creature.
In this environment, the individuals, tools and organizations best adapted to thrive are those best able to connect. Not the fittest so much as the fit-most.More" - Phil Wainewright
Very cool video on 'where the Internet's going ... Typical Recent Projects: Summer 2009
Very cool video on 'where the Internet's going ...
Typical Recent Projects: Summer 2009
Typical Recent Projects: April 2009
March 2009: Describing the "Hype Curve"
Senior VP and CTO: Intel Corporation: Patrick P.Felsinger (2005)
Jakob Nielsen Discusses Website Useability on Mobile Devices: Feb 2009 -
Feb 2009: Why New Technology Projects Fail*
"Part of the problem is the high level of excitement... Everyone involved in the implementation, especially engineers, becomes excited about its potential, they "fall in love," and many of these events start to happen:
Feb: Grassroots Social Networking in Action
When Gondoliers in Venice are posting videos to Youtube in support of Obama, you know this 'social networking thing' is catching on...
Jan 2009 Update
Amazingly Powerful Google Service: Google BooksIt's not that complicated, it allows you to search the full text of the book but if the book is still in copyright then you only get a limited view. If it's out of copyright you can probably download the whole book, and of course the video mentions the right hand navigation that lets you buy the book or check it out from a library and because of that it can actually help sell more books without infringing on the copyright itself. sebastianlewis more see blog for previous entries
Telecom Monthly - future of communications
The Future according to Gartner Inc., ...see blog for previous entries
Gartner's top 10 disruptive technologies 2008-2012:
AND THE WIRELESS WAVE CONTINUES...
Estimated Current US Wireless Subscribers : 265,551,297 Sept 2008: Source: CTIA.org
WEBSITES FOR SMARTPHONES
Try surfing your company website from a smartphone. You might be surprised at how unuseable and/or unreadable your site is on a 2.5" screen.
August 2008 Update
AT THE COTTAGE
If you are a Bell Sympatico or Rogers home Internet user, chances are you qualify for some free 'dial-up' Internet hours when you visit your friends or go to the cottage (consider all the remote places that don't have highspeed!) Try setting up the dial-up connection on your laptop before you go to the cottage and bring an extra 'phone splitter' and phone cable so you can leave the phone and the laptop connected at the same time.
July 2008 Update
If you have a home phone and a cell phone, now is the time to call your service provider and haggle for better rates!
June 2008 Update
I can't stress the importance of doing backups regularly and setting a 'restore point' for your system as well.
May 2008 Update
Filing and Folders
The most organized home offices I've seen have excellent paper filing systems. For instance, Insurance and Investment folders are separated from Hydro and Cable invoices in a filing cabinet.
April 2008 Update
Managing Subscriptions and Spam
More and more websites and companies are asking for personal information during their online subscription/registration process. For this reason, many people use 'throw-away' email addresses (yahoo, hotmail, etc) when filling in such forms so that their main email address isn't the target of unsolicited spam.
March 2008 Update
Many more people are using the Internet to research their hobbies, determine the availability of rare collectibles and find distant relations than ever before.
However, just as there are a million ways to use the Internet for research, there are just as many ways to get off track. I encourage you to approach an Internet search with clear objectives and avoid the temptation to follow every lead...afterall, your time is precious and the Internet is limitless!!!
February 2008 Update
Whether you use text messaging on your cellphone, carry a Blackberry, or simply check your email on somebody else's computer, you are starting to see the benefits of portable computing...and the future will bring many more ways to keep organized and save time.
I'm currently testing a billing program on my Palm Pilot that creates timesheets and invoices I can email to my clients immediately after an appointment, an amazing time saver for someone who hates bookkeeping!!
Be sure and ask me about the other neat things I'm testing the next time you see me.
January 2008 Update
Online Ordering with Local Delivery!
Considering the price of gas and increasing traffic, ordering online locally and having packages delivered is becoming more popular.
December 2007 Update
Personal Documents: What is Everyone Else Doing?
This is the time of year for lists and resolutions! Many clients
are using spreadsheets to keep track of assets, manage lists and create budgets.
November 2007 Update
The past few weeks have been filled with horror stories of sporadic lost of functionality and glitchy data synchronization between PDA's, desktop machines and network servers.
Typical Recent Projects: Fall 2007
October 2007 Update
Laptops, wireless networks and high speed InternetMany of my clients are now working from home and trying to share printers and Internet connections on two different networks. Add to the mix the kids with their laptops, webcams and iPods, and connectivity can get pretty chaotic.
As I sort through network problems, I'm always surprised at how many times I hear 'something weird' just 'happened' (according to the parents), only to find out that unauthorized software or devices have been added to a network thereby disrupting the network connections and possibly corrupting drivers.
I'm beginning to think that networking printers at home is more aggravation than it is worth and, once the problem starts, you might as well just go and get an $80.00 printer and save yourself tons of hassle!!
Being called in at the last minute to revamp a web site is something I have done several times. This particular project required the immediate creation of an 'easy to update' website incorporating the existing logos and two years of archival material along with the current exhibitors and sponsors.
Another Artistic PromotionNew to Ottawa, this guitar playing artist needed a special event to help promote his work and build his 'name recognition' in the Ottawa area. Eric's website
We gathered email addresses from visitors to his Glebe Art in the Park booth and then invited all these people to an open mike/art exhibition at the Georgetown Pub a few weeks later. I created posters for the event and invited media via email. The event was covered as part of the A-Channel TV news and was mentioned in the Ottawa Citizen as well.
All in all, a successful promotion.
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